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2 bed maisonette for sale

£225,000

Babbacombe Road, St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1

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Property features

  • Entrance vestibule
  • Striking open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room
  • Cloakroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bathroom & en-suite
  • Roof terrace
  • Communal courtyard garden
  • Allocated lockable storage
  • Close to amenities
  • Chain free

Property description



Forming part of one of Torquay's most iconic grade II listed buildings, this gracious duplex apartment fuses period elegance with contemporary living. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the main reception room boasting an open plan concept with an oak staircase rising to a galleried landing whilst throughout the property many original features are clearly evident including exposed stone work and heavy beamed trusses. These blend perfectly with the modern fittings including oak floors and doors, luxury kitchen with solid granite tops and stylish bathrooms. The spacious interior is complimented with a private roof terrace accessed from the main bedroom.

The Old Town Hall stands in the very heart of St Marychurch with all amenities just a stone's throw away. The scenic Babbacombe Downs set above the shingle beaches of Oddicombe & Babbacombe, golf, tennis and bowls clubs are also all within a short walk.


Approach


From the secure communal entrance door a stepped approach rises to the First Floor level with double doors opening to the Private Vestibule with solid oak floors and oak private entrance door opening to the impressive living space.


Sitting/dining room/kitchen


Measuring at max 9.66m x 5.76m (31' 8" x 18' 11")


Kitchen area


Fitted with a quality range of units with brushed chrome handles and solid polished black granite working surfaces with matching upstands and inset one and a half bowl sink unit with carved drainer. Hotpoint range style cooker with canopy glass filter hood over, integrated appliances of dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Lofty ceiling height with conservation skylight, telephone door entry system, ceramic tiled floor, internal sash window and glazed door opening and looking into the utility room.


Utility


Solid oak flooring, worktop, washing machine and tumble dryer.


Sitting/dining room area


Virtual full height sliding sash window looking into a mirrored light tunnel with conservation skylight. Further conservation skylight to the double height ceiling. Solid oak flooring, wall mounted electric living flame effect fire, wall light points, ample power points and understairs storage cupboard, Oak panelled door to:-


Inner lobby


With double cupboard providing ample hanging rail and storage space. Further door opens to the:-


Cloakroom


Close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, half tiled walls, chrome heated ladder towel rail and extractor fan.

From the principal room a turned staircase with solid oak handrails, brushed chrome spindles and LED tread lighting rises to the first floor landing with double glazed window and conservation skylight, two radiators, loft access and a particular feature is the heavy exposed truss.

Bedroom 1
4.92m x 3.05m (16' 2" x 10' 0") - Exposed heavy trusses, lofty ceiling height, radiator, two storage cupboards and two shallow steps leading to double glazed French doors opening to a private roof terrace which is decked for ease of maintenance.


En-suite shower room


Corner curved shower cubicle, wall mounted wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Fully tiled walls, chrome heated ladder towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2
3.85m x 2.60m (12' 8" x 8' 6") - Conservation skylight, character apex ceiling, radiator and fitted storage cupboards, one housing the Halstead gas fired boiler.


Bathroom


White suite of panelled bath with shower attachment taps, wall mounted wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern. Three quarter tiled walls, lofty ceiling height, exposed heavy truss, chrome heated ladder towel rail, tiled floor and extractor fan.


Outside


Communal Courtyard with seating areas to the rear of the development. This property also benefits from an allocated lockable storage area to the ground floor of the main building.


Length of lease


999 years from 2006.


Maintenance


£1,800 per annum, includes Building Insurance. Ground rent - £75 per annum.


Council tax band


'D' (Torbay Council).

Directions:
Sat nav: TQ1 3JR. The Old Town Hall can be found in the heart of St Marychurch opposite the main car park and Barclays Bank. Our offices are within the same development.


Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £205,238 Sales 655 Current average value £232,497 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £2,474 ▲ 1.08%

Property value data/graphs for TQ1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £497,102 £268 3.9 £442,954
Semi-detached £257,742 £215 3.5 £237,857
Terraced £185,011 £206 3.1 £178,930
Flats £160,966 £228 1.9 £148,704

Current asking prices in TQ1

Average: £259,655
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £103,627
(15)
£169,118
(39)
£282,076
(72)
£434,938
(62)
£564,300
(15)
Flats £99,246
(71)
£177,457
(127)
£282,977
(33)
£379,950
(1)
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All £100,010
(86)
£175,498
(166)
£282,359
(105)
£434,065
(63)
£564,300
(15)

Current asking rents in TQ1

Average: £640 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £452 pcm
(3)
£676 pcm
(8)
£951 pcm
(15)
£1,084 pcm
(7)
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Flats £484 pcm
(42)
£628 pcm
(33)
£704 pcm
(6)
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All £482 pcm
(45)
£637 pcm
(41)
£880 pcm
(21)
£1,084 pcm
(7)
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Nearby transport

  • Torre (1.2 miles)
  • Torquay (1.7 miles)
  • Paignton (3.7 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (18.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (63.8 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (71.5 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (1.5 miles)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (1.6 miles)
  • Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing (4.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Abbey School (0.1 miles)
  • Priory Roman Catholic Primary School, Torquay (0.2 miles)
  • Priory Roman Catholic Primary School Torquay (0.2 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (1.0 mile)
  • South Devon UTC (5.2 miles)
  • South Devon College (5.5 miles)
  • The Spires College (0.4 miles)
  • St Cuthbert Mayne School (0.5 miles)
  • Torquay Community College (0.9 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£852 Monthly total
Mortgage
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 22,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 0.5
Your payment £718 /mo Find available rates

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £350,000 Contents value up to £40,000 Average insurance cost £18/mo (£210/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £24 Electricity £36 Estimated energy cost £60/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 7500 kWh/year
Electricity: 2600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Water Supply £22 Sewerage £34 Estimated water cost £56 /mo
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